2 years ago on 05/02/2016 at 10:35 PM

Spread The Word! Changes occur this year with watering lawns around Park Ridge. This is in order to conserve water! Tell your neighbors, friends, and sprinkler companies (who often set our timers for watering schedules). From May 15 to Sept. 15, no one is allowed to sprinkle their lawns or gardens or wash vehicles between noon and 6 p. m. These are the hours when evaporation is highest during warmer months. Residents can only use water outdoors on alternate days. If their address ends with an even number (including zero), sprinkling is allowed on even days; odd-numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered days.


2 years ago on 05/02/2016 at 11:11 PM

Yes and gas guzzling SUVs shouldn't be driven on even number days and dryers shouldn't be used on odd days so hang your clothes outside. Also homes should be built less than 2500sf to conserve utility costs. It's ok to build a house with 5 bathrooms 2 kitchens and a swimming pool but I can't wash my car?!?! Get outta here with this nonsense.

2 years ago on 05/02/2016 at 11:29 PM

I say stop garbage pickup all together and that'll motivate people to recycle. Have a central drop off location and it'll save us residents tons of money. Then again people don't like the idea of transporting trash in their car.

2 years ago on 05/03/2016 at 6:00 AM

It's a shame when your water bill is your most expensive utility bill, sorry but the grass is going to die.

2 years ago on 05/03/2016 at 9:07 AM

Not sure why your lawn is going to die if you can't water it between noon and 6pm. If you did, it would probably die because all of the water would evaporate and you would spend more money.

2 years ago on 05/03/2016 at 1:34 PM

I'm ok with restrictions on watering. However most timers don't have settings for odd and even number days. Maybe it would be best to say odd addresses water Monday Wednesday Friday and even on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. And no watering on Sunday. Just a thought.

2 years ago on 05/03/2016 at 1:37 PM

I've learned that with increased spring & summer rains over the years I/we just set our sprinklers on manually the day & time we need /want them. Not sure what the city thinks about your suggestion - but I understand your viewpoint.